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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in ISAF Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the ISAF Secretariat at least four months prior to the event. ISAF will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The ISAF World Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at ISAF Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by ISAF Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of an ISAF Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the ISAF World Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Mar 2017470 South American ChampionshipClub Nautico Veleiros do SulBRA
24 Mar 2017Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía - IberostarClub Náutico El ArenalESP
13 Apr 2017Izola Spring Cup IzolaSLO
6 May 2017470 European ChampionshipMonacoMON
6 May 2017RS:X European Championship & Open TrophyMarseilleFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
17 Jun 2017Kieler WocheKiel-SchilkseeGER
22 Jun 201749er & 49erFX North American Championships KingstonCAN
19 Aug 2017Cork OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)KingstonCAN

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Feb 2017420 & 470 Carnival RaceMarina degli AregaiITA
24 Feb 2017Andalusian Olympic Week Bay of CádizCádizESP
1 Mar 2017Portugal International Sailing Olympic Week - CANCELLEDPortimãoPOR
6 Apr 2017Trofeo Calella de Palafrugell - Euroláser Master CupESP
7 Apr 2017Game Race MasterAlassioITA
8 Apr 2017Laser Europa Cup - HyeresHYERESFRA
12 Apr 2017International 470 Spring CupFRA
27 Apr 2017Regatta Port Bourgas - Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
6 May 2017Palavska regatta 2017NOVE MLYNY LAKE – PavlovCZE
10 Jun 2017Laser European Master Championship FOUESNANTFRA

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Mar 20172017 World Match Tour - Match Cup AustraliaFreshwater Bay, Perth AUS
28 Mar 2017Congressional Cup 2017Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
4 Jul 2017WMT - Match Cup Sweden MarstrandSWE
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
1 Jun 2017Match Race Germany 2017LangenargenGER
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Mar 2017Ficker Cup 2017Long BeachUSA
23 Jun 2017O.M International Ledro M.RLedroITA
17 Jul 2017Governor's Cup 2017Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA
7 Sep 2017EMRT FinalMarina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
4 Oct 2017New Zealand Match Racing Championships 2017Waitemata HarbourNZL
19 Oct 2017CNVA Match Race 2017OrbetelloITA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
24 Feb 2017Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
25 Feb 2017California Dreamin' Long Beach StopLong Beach, California USA
27 Feb 2017Open Croatian Match Race Championship Final WSC Match Race CupSibnek CRO
11 Mar 20172017 New Zealand Women's Match Racing ChampionshipWaitemata HarbourNZL
11 Mar 2017California Dreamin'San FranciscoUSA
16 Mar 2017Perth Match CupPerth AUS
17 Mar 2017PMYC Match Race Porto Montenegro, TivatMNE
22 Mar 2017Championnat de France de MR Open 2017PornichetFRA
31 Mar 2017Vienna City Match Race - European Tour 3ViennaAUT
20 Apr 2017GKSS IcebreakerLangedrag, GothenburgSWE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
25 Feb 2017MR - Finale de Bassin MancheLe HavreFRA
18 Mar 2017Opening Match RaceClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
25 Mar 2017Tasmanian Schools Match Racing ChampionshipSandy Bay, Tasmania AUS
1 Apr 2017Spring Time Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul Trasimeno (PG)ITA
5 May 2017Spring Match Race 2017Marina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
13 May 2017Trasimeno Cup 2017Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
20 May 2017Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
3 Jun 2017Oakcliff Early June Grade 4Oyster BayUSA
17 Jun 2017Hannibal Cup 2017Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
24 Jun 2017Oakcliff June Grade 4Oyster BayUSA

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

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